Bits & Pieces of
from Christopher Renner
[ Crenner@ksde.org (Christopher Renner)
First off, I am pleased to let you know that the IS
schedules are on-line for the TESOL Convention. Visit http://www.tesol.org/conv/t2001/pp/program/iss/index.htmlfor
the links to each file, one per IS per day. Content area, exhibitor
session, and other special session indexes will follow later.
Second: I received the following invitation to visit http://www.la-escuela.org/ . They
are a bilingual English-Spanish Institution and would really like to share
their small treasures with you: their language and culture, their teaching
experience and , why not , their geography. This is from Prof. Lidia
Alonso de Bibiloni, Director.
latest Resource Guides Online are "Dialects in Education" at http://www.cal.org/ericcll/faqs/rgos/dialects.html
and "Foreign Language Standards" at http://www.cal.org/ericcll/faqs/rgos/flstandards.html.
Experts in both areas collaborated with ERIC/CLL to produce these guides
to publications, Web sites, listservs, conferences, and other resources on
new brochure, "Working Together to Create a Multilingual Society," is
available from ERIC/CLL by sending an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting us at
1-800-276-9834. This brochure can also be ordered as part of an
information packet for school board members that also includes our parent
brochure, "Why, How, and When Should My Child Learn a Second Language,"
and a brochure describing the seven model programs detailed in "Lessons
Learned: Model Early Foreign Language Programs."
ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education (ERIC/SP) has added a
new section to its Web site. "Online Publications" at http://www.ericsp.org/digests/WebPubs.html
offers full-text papers and reports that address topics relevant to
teaching and teacher education, including technology, teacher education
and recruitment, professional development, and standards and
publications from Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
(TESOL) include "Internet for English Teaching," "Technology-Enhanced
Learning Environments," and "Integrating the ESL Standards into Classroom
Practice." Order from TESOL at http://www.tesol.org/pubs/index.html
or 703-836-0774 (telephone), 703-836-7864 (fax).
CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2001
February 20-24. National Association for Bilingual
Education annual conference, Phenix, AZ. Register for the conference at http://www.expocard.com/shows/ble011.
February 24-27. American Association for Applied
Linguistics (AAAL) annual conference, St. Lluis MO. More information is
available from AAAL at: http://www.aaal.org/.
February 27-March 3. Teachers of English to Speakers
of Other Languages (TESOL) annual conference, St. Louis, MO. Contact TESOL
at http://www.tesol.org/ for the
preliminary program and other additional information.
May 17-19. Building on our Strengths: Second
International Conference on Language Teacher Education, Minneapolis, MN.
For information, visit http://carla.acad.umn.edu/conference2001/CALLFORPAPERS.html.
June 18-August 17. CARLA Summer Institutes 2001.
Sessions will include "Meeting the Challenges of Immersion Education,"
"Developing Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs),"
"Developing Assessments for the Second Language Classroom," and
"Technology in the Second Language Classroom." For additional information,
email the CARLA office at email@example.com.